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The polluted Animas River flows through the mountains of Colorado after a mine spill in August 2015. On Jan. 13, the Environmental Protection Agency said they would not compenste for claims filed by the Navajo Nation. Adobe stock

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EPA refuses to pay tribe for 2015 toxic mine spill

The Navajo Nation learned late Jan. 13 that the Environmental Protection Agency rejected the Nation’s claim for damages arising out of the 2015 Gold King Mine Spill.